Assistant Professor - Ecosystem Science and Global Change

New England
Sep 01, 2020
Dec 01, 2020
Job Level
Mid level
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type


The Environmental Studies Program at Dartmouth seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the field of Ecosystem Science and Global Change. The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in ecosystem science and its applications. In addition, the ideal candidate will take an interdisciplinary approach that links ecosystem studies with existing program strengths in the environmental social sciences.

We seek a colleague whose research and classroom teaching employ field- and lab-based methodologies. Complementary modeling or other quantitative techniques (e.g. remote sensing, data analytical approaches) are also welcomed.

Many areas of research are appropriate, particularly those that complement our existing program and institution strengths. Examples include, the biogeochemistry of terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems, forest and Arctic and polar ecosystems, climate change and carbon cycling, biodiversity and ecosystem function and services, and agroecology. Faculty in environmental studies seek to produce policy-relevant research that address local to global scale challenges.

Faculty in Environmental Studies participate in Dartmouth's Ph.D. program in Ecology, Evolution, Environment and Society through advising and teaching. Teaching opportunities at the undergraduate level include courses in the broad area of environmental science and global change from introductory to advanced levels, tailored to the candidate’s research interests.


A Ph.D. in ecosystem science, ecosystem ecology, environmental science, global change biology, or a related field is required. Applicants may be ABD but must have a Ph.D. by the appointment start date. Candidates who demonstrate a capacity to connect their work to the social sciences and policy are especially encouraged.

Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their application how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a statement of prior and envisioned contributions to diversity in academic research, teaching, and/or service, at least two writing samples, and request letters of recommendation from at least three references. The review of applications will begin on October 31 and will continue until the position is filled. Queries may be sent to Professor Doug Bolger or Professor Ross Virginia (search committee chairs) at